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Jawed Naqvi

Double-edged as any language

Double-edged as any language

Urdu is used with equal force by reactionary mullahs and by followers of Faiz; and by practically all sides in the ... Published Nov 14, 2017 07:19am
Two daughters and sons-in-law

Two daughters and sons-in-law

They both had love marriages against their parents’ wishes and both fell out with their husbands. Updated Nov 07, 2017 11:13am
The boy and the country

The boy and the country

A less discussed attribute of the 19th-century educationist is that he was a social snob. Published Oct 31, 2017 02:37am
Redeeming Qandeel’s pledge

Redeeming Qandeel’s pledge

Rabbis, maulvis and pontiffs across the world have abused their power over young male and female followers. Updated Oct 24, 2017 08:37am
The Kim analogy for Modi

The Kim analogy for Modi

The threat Hindu extremists pose is by no means limited to their abusive tongue. Updated Oct 17, 2017 08:57am
Feel like a debate, comrade?

Feel like a debate, comrade?

Indian communists can be hopelessly narrow and sectarian in their outlook, and they can be the cynosure of a liberal Published Oct 10, 2017 03:01am
The wretched of the earth

The wretched of the earth

Had there been no generosity in Karbala, would the Hindu poet Munshi Channulal Dilgeer have written his famous noha,... Published Oct 03, 2017 07:00am
Salt, pepper and The Beatles

Salt, pepper and The Beatles

To learn that Indian classical music is mostly circular, somewhat like jazz, and not linear, you could turn to The... Published Sep 19, 2017 07:01am
Gauri Lankesh, fundamentally

Gauri Lankesh, fundamentally

Lankesh saw Hinduism not as a religion open to change but as a hidebound hierarchy ranged against... Published Sep 12, 2017 03:25am
Had Nehru waded into Doklam

Had Nehru waded into Doklam

There was the kind of democracy in India whereby the prime minister could be put to public scrutiny by all and sundry. Updated Sep 05, 2017 10:08am
Sauce for the goose and gander

Sauce for the goose and gander

Fascists are usually better equipped to advance their planned and coordinated objectives by wrecking the legal compact Published Aug 29, 2017 07:15am
Joys of the occasional detour

Joys of the occasional detour

The Doha route had its purpose, not the least being to breach the dubious sanctions placed on Qatar all because it has Published Aug 22, 2017 06:51am
How not to travel anywhere

How not to travel anywhere

Would Modi visit the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York, a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the US? Published Aug 15, 2017 02:08am
Tortured souls, battered dreams

Tortured souls, battered dreams

If comrades like Jamal Naqvi were tortured by military regimes in Pakistan, the Indian state took on a subtler route to Published Aug 08, 2017 05:22am
Since Afghan Taliban were honest

Since Afghan Taliban were honest

Nations are razed to the ground to comply with the Orwellian decree. Lalu’s India and Sharif’s Pakistan ... Published Aug 01, 2017 07:08am